Disney’s Newsies Jr.

Disney’s Newsies Jr.

16 February - 2 March 2024

Directed by: Rachel Vonk

Disney’s Newsies JR. Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Jack Feldman Book by Harvey Fierstein JR. Script Adaptation by David Simpatico

Based on the Disney film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White.

Disney’s Newsies JR. is a 60-minute version of the 2012 Broadway musical, based on the 1992 film. Inspired by the rousing true story of newsboys in turn-of-the-century New York City, Newsies JR. features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. When powerful newspaper publishers raise prices at the newsboys’ expense, the charismatic Jack Kelly rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions. Together, the newsies learn that they are stronger united and create a movement to fight for what’s right.
RoleCast Member
Crutchie (Casey)Abby Letts
DarcyAmy Visser
SnyderBeau van der Beeke
LesBrianna McAlees
HannahBrianna Thompson
Buttons & BillCampbell Attwood
Ethel & Spot ConlanChloe van der Beeke
Morris DelanceyConan Relf
AdaDana Jannessaran
Jack KellyDavid Bell
PigtailsElizabeth Morgan
SeitzFelix Steinwandel
Joseph PulitzerHarrison Ricci
AlbertHunter Young
RaceJackson Lucas
KatherineJemima Lee
WieselJoseph Ward
Romeo & DorothyKayla McAlees
DaveyLacey Strother
Pat, Police Chief & WomanMia Carpenter
NancyPeyton Lawrence
Tommy Boy & Governor Teddy RooseveltRonan Young
SpecsRuby Miletic
JoJo & OliveRuby Taylor
Medda LarkinSheridan Alexander
HazelSienna Stidwell
Oscar DelanceySully Lawrence
MurielTahli Redgwell
BunsenTrithany Delides
RoleCrew Members
DirectorRachel Vonk
Musical DirectorChris McRae
Vocal DirectorRebecca McRae
ChoreographerMichelle Ezzy
Stage ManagerGuy Jackson
Production Liaison OfficerSophie David
Set DesignerPeter (Pear) Carr
Set ConstructionPeter (Pear) Carr, Zac Moloney, Rachel Vonk
PropertiesEllien Warden, Lesley Sutton, Ray Egan, Juliette Basini
Costume DesignerTashlin Church
Lighting DesignDevlin Turbin
Sound DesignGuy Jackson
Assistant Stage ManagerGeorgia Stidwell, Ellie Jones
Backstage CrewAkadia Smith, Lilly Miller, Sarah Bell, Keaton Humphreys
Lighting OperatorZac Moloney
Follow Spot OperatorEthan Lucas, Austin Greene, Keaton Humphreys
Sound OperatorJonathan Bigelow, James Bell
Technician Coordination (MYTh Tech)Shelly Miller
ConductorChris McRae
Rehearsal Pianist/Keys 1Joshua Hollander
Keys 2Jennifer Phan
Saxophone and ClarinetTara Oorjitham
TrumpetMathew Leak
TromboneMichael Baker, Taj Johnstone
Kit and PercussionLachlan O’Driscoll
BassDevlin Turbin